Points of Light: A Hug From the Field

Points of Light: A Hug from the Field As President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is in constant contact with hundreds of students, staff members, alumni and shlichim who have been mobilized throughout the

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A Thousand Words – August 7, 2023

It’s summertime, and that means that the halls of Israel’s Ben Gurion airport are filled to the brim with passengers coming and going to Israel – including graduates of Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel, Ohr Torah Stone’s emissary training programs, who are

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70 shlichim from OTS's Straus-Amiel/Beren-Amiel came together in Lausanne

A Thousand Words – March 12, 2023

This week, approximately 70 shlichim from OTS’s Straus-Amiel and Beren-Amiel Emissary Training Institute currently serving as rabbis and educators in communities across Europe came together in Lausanne, Switzerland for a three-day regional conference. The conference kicked off with Straus-Amiel and

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A Thousand Words – May 16, 2022

About half a year ago, the Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Institute hung a huge corkboard map of the world on one of the walls of their office, exhibiting all of the Jewish communities across the globe where their 266 educational

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The Haunting Sound of the Shofar

The Haunting Sound of the Shofar Rabbi Ari and Laura Silbermann are shlichim from OTS’s Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institute, currently serving as Rabbi and Rabbanit of Mizrachi UK in Manchester, England The piercing sound of the shofar is our way of enthroning

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Rabbinical Seminary students

Preparing Jewish Rabbinical Leadership for the Modern World

Preparing Jewish Rabbinical Leadership for the Modern World “Ohr Torah Stone’s rabbinic training is about so much more than learning the halakha,” enthused Aviel Javesky, a student in Ohr Torah Stone’s Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary. “I also learned

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